Eva Mendes is in talks to join the Werner Herzog-directed reimagining of The Bad Lieutenant for Nu Image/Millennium Films, starring opposite Nicolas Cage.

According to Variety, the 1992 original film starred Harvey Keitel as a corrupt cop investigating a nun's rape. It was produced by Edward R. Pressman and directed by Abel Ferrara from a screenplay by Ferrara and Zoe Lund. Billy Finkelstein has written the updated version.

Production will begin in late summer.